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i'd be lying if i say i haven't done that. 💀

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    The SO meme thing is sort of weird to me.

    Anything significant on SO I can't just copy and paste in and walk away. Gotta read it, think about it, adjust and refactor and so on.

    Anything insignificant I find that is "what is the most efficient way / considerations when doing Z" ... is fairly simple enough that it is effectively "copy and paste" / I see no problem with it if you understand it.....

    There's this mythos about copying and pasting a bunch of things and not knowing what is actually happening and OMG, but I'm not sure anyone has ever done that in a significant way / if you could even use SO for that.
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    @N00bPancakes neah my friend...I've seen in plenty of times... especially in inters...they get a random task..like get this from database and return in json...fire up SO..run it (without modifying anything)...it works... miraculously....flag it as solved...no idea what they did or why it works...or the best ones...copy code...don't even run it once...just compile successfully...done
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    @Sandel3008

    How can you access a DB without modifying anything?
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    @N00bPancakes ok ok ok...he modified the one line with the db connection...i was trying to tell you that there are people who happily copy code...and don't care to understand what they copyed
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    @N00bPancakes I think it's most prevalent when you have to develop a feature isolated from the other logic but you need to carry forward the stylistic/code pattern. Copying from SO, even with understanding may not fit into how you have approached similar problem in other modules. Even then if you keep your SO bias in check, there's nothing wrong with it.
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    @Sandel3008 Maybe don't let interns mark issues as solved. Get some experienced code reviewer in place.

    I don't think it's a bad thing if it works. If you have a mature enough topic (like JSON as you said), high chance the incoming solution is very optimal for your problem. Again the intern doesn't learn shit but you still have a good commit on your hands.
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    If openAI had trained GPT-3 specifically from Stackoverflow, we could have created a bot to solve any programming Problem.
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    @3rdWorldPoison i agree with you on that part...there is a chance that the code he copied from SO was written by an experience dev and the solution is a very good one...i was just saying that the mythos that pancakes has trouble believing is quite true
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    my ocd is high right now
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